Frequently Asked Questions

Ketamine Therapy

What is ketamine?

Ketamine was synthesized in 1962 and approved for use in the US in 1970. It is used to provide pain relief, sedation, and amnesia. Recent research has discovered it is effective in treating depression, anxiety, PTSD, and OCD.

Is ketamine legal?

Ketamine is classified as a schedule III non-narcotic drug under the DEA Controlled Substances Act; however it is not classified as an opioid (narcotic) or barbiturate.  Ketamine must be prescribed by a medical doctor.  The FDA approved ketamine for the off-label treatment of treatment-resistant depression. Research also finds it helpful for anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and some substance use disorders.

Is ketamine safe?

Yes, ketamine’s excellent safety record spans 50 years. Ketamine is on the World Health Organization’s Essential Medications List, making it accessible worldwide.

Is ketamine like antidepressants?

Ketamine works differently in the brain from antidepressants, making it efficacious for people who have not benefited from antidepressants. 

Who are good candidates for ketamine?

Adults with depression, PTSD, OCD, and/or anxiety. Only board certified medical doctors can determine if you are an appropriate candidate for Ketamine treatment.

What is KAP?

Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy is a relatively new and innovative treatment that combines the anesthetic drug ketamine and psychotherapy.

How is KAP administered?

It can be administered intravenously (IV) via infusion, sublingually (SL) in lozenge form, or intramuscularly (IM) via injection. Here at KAPWellnes, we only use sublingual lozenges so you remain conscious throughout the session. You will self-administer the lozenge in our office. The lozenge often dissolves in less than seven minutes.
We provide preparation and post-integration KAP therapy for clients who receive IV infusion at Klearmind, our partner Ketamine Infusion Clinic, or at other IV centers.

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Q. How much does the medical consultation and ketamine cost?
We have negotiated an affordable fee for our clients with partnering medical doctors. The initial consultation is $175. Ketamine lozenges are $50-$75. Follow-up consultations are $175.

How much does the medical consultation and ketamine cost?

We have negotiated an affordable fee for our clients with partnering medical doctors. The initial consultation is $175. Ketamine lozenges are $50-$75. Follow-up consultations are $175.

Brainspotting Therapy

KAP Wellness

What is brainspotting?

It is a type of therapy developed by Dr. David Grand in 2003. In this therapy, your clinician helps find certain eye positions—“brainspots”—that can activate negative memories or emotions. Maintaining these eye positions engages certain parts of the brain to access, process, and release trauma.

Isn’t there another well-known therapy that utilizes eye movement?

Yes. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), developed in the 1980s by Francine Shapiro, uses guided eye movements to stimulate the brain’s processing mechanism. This helps the brain reframe traumatic memories and neutralize the negative response to these memories, without erasing them. EMDR is one of the services we offer.

Q. What’s the difference between EMDR and brainspotting?

Brainspotting was born out of EMDR when Dr. Grand was an EMDR practitioner, but there are some differences. EMDR and brainspotting both use bilateral stimulation. EMDR is more structured and uses a multi-step process in which the clinician moves a finger or pointer continuously from left to right in front of the client’s visual field as they process traumatic memories. Brainspotting is less structured and uses fewer steps. Instead of a continuous movement of the pointer from left to right, the brainspotting clinician stops moving the pointer once the brainspot is found, and the patient’s eyes stay focused on that one spot to process memories and trauma.


What is KAPspotting?

It is a treatment, developed by Dr. Nicolette Bautista, that combines ketamine and brainspotting.

What if I need a higher dose than used during KAP?

If your medical provider believes you may require a higher dose, they will refer you to a partnering IV Infusion clinic to schedule a session. 

Our Practice

What kind of training do your providers have?

Our providers are trained in brainspotting by certified national trainers, including Lisa Larson, LMFT, and Dr. David Grand, brainspotting founder. Dr. Bautista and Kimberly Ebinger are certified brainspotters. Dr. Bautista is a certified brainspotting consultant. This means she can certify newer brainspotters who meet specific criteria. Our providers received their KAP training with Journey Clinical, Fluence International and the Polaris Insight Center.

How much do KAP and KAPspotting treatment sessions cost?

KAP sessions are typically 2 hours. Our fees range from $125 – $200 per hour.  KAP Wellness is designing Accelerated Packages for out-of-town clients to receive several sessions in a relatively short period of time, often including weekends.

Do you take insurance?

We do not bill insurance directly and are considered an out-of-network provider. We are happy to provide a “superbill”—a monthly receipt showing what you have paid to submit to your insurance. Some clients are eligible for reimbursement from their insurance company. We recommend that you check with your insurance company if this is an option.

Can treatment be done virtually?

Yes. Brainspotting can be done virtually. In some instances, with the medical doctor’s permission, KAPspotting can be done virtually.


What People Say

“You have helped me truly discover my happiness, and despite how terrifying this trauma journey can be, I’m getting closer to healing my soul, a spiritual peace, and finally some redemption… and it’s not even about me anymore.” 


Patient , 1/2023

“Thank you so very much Dr. Bautista, for everything you have done for my wife and me! The journey continues to be an amazing and beautiful one. I can honestly say I have never in my life felt the way that I do now. We could not have done this without your help. You are an amazing and gifted person. Please never forget that.”


Patient , 5/2022

“I could not help but reflect on this time, one year ago – when I could not even pick up the phone by myself – and you decided to pull me back out of work for another while. So here I am now, solving problems at work without any angst! Thank YOU! I could never have done this without you.”  


Patient , 1/2023

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